The New Year has begun with a “photographic flash” and a number of exciting events are happening that I want to share with you. More details about each will follow over the next week or two.
• Last week I hung a new show of winter photographs in the lobby of The Savoy Theater, titled “Frozen, but not the movie!” Hopefully the images showing the amazing beauty I find in ice and snow will help anyone through what has been a pretty cold and dark winter thus far!
• A show of framed photographs, titled “THIS is Why I Live Here,” opens in the Lower Gallery of the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph this Saturday (January 17th, 6:00-9:00) ) and runs through March 2nd. These are all photographs, closeups and landscapes, I’ve made in and around Central Vermont throughout the year. The title comes from a comment often made by my good friend and walking pal, Michael Sherman, when he sees a scene that stops us in our tracks.
• I’ll be presenting my new slideshow about last year’s trip to Botswana twice in the next month. On Friday, January 23rd at 7:00 at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier as part of the North Branch Nature Center Naturalist Lecture series and again on Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30 at the Montpelier Senior Activities Center. I’ve really enjoyed putting this together and am excited to share the many wonderful photographs I was able to make of birds and other animals.
• “Reflections” is the title of an exciting new collaboration I’m working on with two area artists, Melissa Perley, a well-known cellist, and Hope Burgoyne, a wonderful painter. Melissa originally suggested the idea and it is coming together beautifully. She will perform music from various genres as well as original work while I’ll present a slideshow of 100 photographs of reflections in water and ice. Hope and I will also have a selection of our work on display.
The show will be at North Branch Cafe (41 State Street, Montpelier) part of Montpelier Art Walk, February 6th, 4:00-8:00, with 20-minute slide showings/cello performances at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00. Additionally we’ll repeat the same show for Valentine’s Day at Axel’s Gallery (5 Stowe Street, Waterbury) February 14th, again from 4:00-8:00, with 20-minute slide showings/cello performances at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00.
• “Objets d’Art” is the title of a show of new work mounted by The New Group of Seven that shares some work in progress as a way of showing how an idea becomes a piece of art. The Group, which has been meeting regularly for over a year, agreed we’d independently photograph one of several common objects, such as ice cubes, wine glasses and window screen. The results were so stunning, especially when seen together, that we felt a “pop-up” show was warranted. This show will also be part of Montpelier Art Walk, February 6th, 4:00-8:00, at 13 Main Street, Montpelier.
If you are local or visiting Vermont, I hope you’ll find time to stop by one or more of these events or shows. Regardless, I appreciate your continuing support for my work with photography. While I love getting out with a camera in hand, I also love mounting these shows and having folks enjoy seeing them.